Ovid (publius_ovidius) wrote,
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The "Presumption of Innocence" in France

Due to a recent online witch hunt I witnessed, I wrote a bit out how said witch hunt was unlikely to happen in France. In France, not only do we have the "presumption of innocence", but les atteintes à sa présomption d'innocence ("damage to the presumption of innocence") is punishable by law. The police don't do "perp walks", your mug shot will not be published (unless you're convicted) and the names of defendants are generally kept quiet.
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